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LAUHKNS, May 2itl7 18S7.
^?OGaf anfl Special, fe
Northern (Closes l p. M.
Greenville. (Arrives I I?. M
.Southern, tilosos ? 1>. M
_T . (Arrives l :.!? 1?. M.
.Newberry (Closes 8:40 A. M.
(Arrives*):!-, 1?. M.
Local nows, Uko money, is hurd to ?ot
?I this week.
Hnvo you hoard ortho now stat inn on
thoo, I* AS?
farndon, s. C., luis a daily paper willoh
made ils appearance lust week.
Mr M. Koppio, alter a throe yours ab
Boneo in Ollio, has returned to t?ds place.
Mrs s. Hysingor, of Louisville, Ky ls
Visiting hordaughter Mrs A. Koppel.
Mr? Stanscl, who oedipus Ibo res!
donen o? Mr <<p?irkn m brooklyn, bas
gone to tho mountains for tho summer.
Aflnojoko that on Dr Wllkos about
swapping horses at tho Ridge lust Fri
day night. Tho Doctor should ho moro
Quito a tiumbor of our citizens, some
SO or more, have taken advantage or the
Washington excursion, to visit North
Crop roper's throughout tho county
uro moro encouraging this week, and on
ntl Mides eau ho soon evidence ol'moro
thorough vork than has been done for
many years past.
ForSOVOrnl days last week tho woath
prcdlotions Tailed to roach us. What is
tho. matter? Our pcoplo hnvo como to
took upon those signals as a necessity,
and cannot alford to ?lo without thom.
Among tho baton of now lawyers turn?
pd ont in ('.lumbla, last w eek wns a
young neuro by tho namo or Thos. Sax
sn, or this county, who has hoon for
Home time, n student of Allon Universi
Tho olognnt rosldondo which C. D.
Rarksdalo Ksq, Is having built, is nonr
ly completed. Ho is, however, having
much trouble with his weil Alter roach
ing a'depth of over ,r)0 foot, through 10
loot or solid granito, ho has not yet round
Tho newly built elstern on tho square
has hoon tilled hy tho lire department
but lonkod fearfully. Tho cati's ls
thought to bo that the coiuont had not
b?ci intosufTtolentlyorj' whon it was lil
ied. It Will bo i'd- plastered ut once.
All Tutor-states convention of Far
mers will be bohl in Atlanta on August
lOttl to discuss questions of moment
to .Southern agriculturalists, anti Lau
rens county will ho represented in this
convention by delegates J VI Humbert
ond J s niulook.
Commissioner bul 1er desires ramiers
throuought tho stale to send suitable
ipOcllllons of farm products to make I be
Stat? exhibit nt tho Inlor-Siatos-F.il
rnn.piuontnt Spnrtnnburg. Bond arti
stas by freight, with name nntl addross
ir sentier plainly written.
Several days ago wo noticed a lone col
nrod individual pouglllg away with a
dodge on a pile ?if rooks Oil the square.
rills was tho llrst livo convlot wo have
mon in S0I110 timo on our streets. Ft>r
lisordcrly COndUOt, tho Mayor of Lau
rens ha 1 imposed a sentence of ten days
work on this colored lad, whleh is in ac
L'ordaneo with ?ur new charter Ab
thotiuh Itliaa been in operation for HOV -
nral mom ns, all offondors herotoloro
havo managed to pay tho lino, rather
Lhan go to work. Before this provision
wns made, they generally preferred to
?o to jail at tho sxpenco of tho council.
Organ for Hair.
Tho Organ new in use in the Prosbyto
rlan church ol this village. Any person
r>r ohuroh dosi, lng to parehaso an Organ
will fitul this a bargain. Apply to store
Bf todd A Simpson, W. A. Jamieson or
J. K. Wilkes at once.
The members <>f the Laurens
County Hildo Society, are reques
ted to blind their dues, (tine dollar)
to the undesigned.
CL. Fi KR,
Marriott May the Rth hy tho Rov. D. P
Boyd, Mr. Josoph Duncan to Miss Kiln
OWOUSI all of Laurens County.
nythosnine, Muy the lilli, Mr. It. C
Dllllard to Miss Alina 8. Jacks; nil ol'
Marrlod, by tho Rev. T. ll. Craig, Oil
Tuesday afternoon, 17th Inst., at the rcs
idoncoof Dr. D. L. Anderson, Capt. ?.
P.Ooggoiis and Miss Mary Anderson.
ii in ie ide in Lftnrensl
Ollkerson at tho Emporium
..ought on Saturday a Ano Uanoi,
carried lt homo and on Monday
morning, went to bisstoroon Main
?treot ns usual. Entered the front
door, nt once cut the prices of every
nrtlclo 2? per cent. From the effect fl
his stock of Staple anti Fancy Dry
Goods, Notions, and Millinery will
not last long.__^
An aged colored woman, who was born
In the past century, died on Thursday
on Cspt. Miller'* promises at this pine?.
Mr. Capers Hollinas lins a family on
his pince that represents (Ivo genera
tion*. Thoy arc nil in n condition to do
Pome work on tho farm.
At tho requestof ninny tho ?Ohl Folks"
will appear ngubion tho evening of Juno
.th, Wednesosy nlgb? following tho
eoiiimenceniont.:Arter the entertainment
a> Lawn Foto wlll'bo held on tho College
campus which will ho brilliantly lighted
lor tho occasion. Tho Bingera nro ro
qm dod to moot Mrs. Wilkes on I rldny
night for relu ursa', ns a chang* of pro
grain will bo made.
Mr? .Sarah, wiro ot John Lan ford, of
Lunford .stutlon, died m Sunday May
Tho dcOOasod waa In her 7"?th year,
was hurled 00 Monday at Liberty.
Huntington P.O. had been placed ON
the (.'ross Anchor route, and Mail leaves
here Mondays nnd fridays,
PersonsWho desire tho use of a lino
pasturo tor stock, call on
8. I). Cl A UM NOTO N.
From my premises, one dove col
ored mare mule about lo.V hands
high, scar undorloft oyultd. Liber
al reward will be paid for lier re
J. W. PAYNE,
May L Mount ville, S. ( J
The wonderful Healing properties of
Darby's Prophylactic Fluid in cuso of
Accidents, for Horns, Scalds, Cu.s,
Its prompt ?so will invariably relieve
pain and prevent erysipelas, gangrene,
or proud (leah Owing to tin? cleansing
and purifying qualities of tho Fluid the
IIIOBtobstinate ulcers, boils, carbuncles
and running sores aro rendered pure
and healthy ami speedily cured, no oth
er application hoing ree'essary.
May-Party at Chestnut Ridge.
INTERESTING EXERCISES AT THE CLOSE
OF A FLOURISHING SCHOOL,
The Childron mako a Credltablo Showing
And au Evonlng Pleasantly Spent.
1*0 closing exercises of the Chestnut
Ridge school, arranged |by the toucher,
Mrs. Dr. Thompson, aflbrdod a most de
lightful evening to [the pupils of the
school and na immense throng ot tho
patrons and friends Promptly the ex
ercises opened with prayer bv Kev. .1.
D. Pitts, alter which ^little Jamen Mar
tin badi- tho andienet' WOlcOlllO.
Delightful choruses, recitations and
dialog?os by tho school tilled an attrac
tive program, as follow a ?
May QUCOII scene.- .
tineen Mellie Walts; Crown Hearoi,
f jill io Glonn; Scopcro Hearer, Kttgono
Martin; QuooU of tho Floaors, Mary
Cannon; Daisy, Lalla Martin; Snow
Drep, Allie Tool.
Winter, Sallio Caldwell; Spring, An
tin* Watt*; Summer, Jennie Little; Au
tumn, Josie Martin.
"I can't toll you all I know;" Haskell
Maud Muller; Mund Sholl.
Dialogue. ->I r and Mrs OaildlO] James
Dial ami May lludgeilS.
Small (Irater; Willie (?tenn.
Iteaulifiil Snow; Corn Hall.
Jtdly Joe?Touch Pool.
Helen's Dolls: llosa Wham.
The way lu tell thu news, Conway
Had Hoys, Jamos Dial.
Tho Orphan, Mary caution.
Grandpa's Soliloquy, I'M gar Barkadalo
Dialogue Fashionable Follies, James
Watts and hallo Marlin,
curlew, Annie IfltdgCUS.
Mr. Pitts doll vers tho prize to Hofllo
Watts which wasoll'ered for the greatest
Improvement in penmanship.
Thanks te the audience by Willie
Music by tho choir nude, the diroction
of M rs Pool,
At tho closo of this Master l aurene Mar
tin in a very liap| ..' ni anner Introduced
.LG. darlington Hsq., as tho orator of
tho ovoulng, who spoke halfen hour to
the childron of lim school.
Tho announcement that refreshments
were awaiting, .vas then received with
?.beers, and in a few monier.'s tho audi
ence bad assoillblod in tho beautiful
grove around the church, and were
pleasantly scated beneath the soft light
of .Japaniso lanterns that illuminated
the grove, and this with tho bewitch
ing Wal tors (tho were (littering about
serving refreshments mudo'o scone al
Although the morning had appeared
unpropitious Friday evening furnished
just such weather us was suitable for
the occasion. Moro than twenty coup
les from Lad rons under the excellent
chaporonagoof Mr and Mrs J, IO. Wilk
es took advantage of Hu iccasloil fora
pleasant drive of four i ia half miles,
ami th*>y certainly enjoyed the event
to tho fullest extent. They were char
med with tho entertainment nnd cspi o
lally thospooohos and recitations of tho
little boys and girls, who neted with
Huchease and gruco. Indeed tho whole
party were Olli hiisiustle in voling
thanks lo Mrs Thompson and those
who assisted her for such u pleasant
time, and resolved with one accord
not lo lose an opportunity to visit Chest
nut Rldgo again.
We learn that ?10.03 was the amount
realized from Hie retreshments.
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A Newsy Waterloo let ter.
Three tlc ore Horns of Interest. Stock rais
in?; R ecelvlng attention. - A colored Wo
man Pulls herself to Jail.
Mr? Sullivan and Hinter, two ladies
from Abbovlllol county who have
been keeping tho Central Hotel hore ful
some time havo closed out, mid will
leave in n fow dayl, for their old homo.
Miss Corrillo AndefMoti, is visit lng rel
it i \ os nt Laurena.
Mrs tidna Richardson of Mountville, la
visiting her daughter Mrs Huir of Mt.
Mr Huller IHnhardHon, ls wo learn
reading modloillO, inuehtothi regret or
Lnst Sunday was tho day appointed
hy tho proachor in charge, Rev. Glare,
of this circuit, to havo .sacrament, but
owing to some enuso or other be billed
to lill his appointment hero, und ut lils
chu rob In the Fork.
Kev. Robert Campbell, of Lawrenco
N. V., but formerly of Cross Hill, visi
ted friends at this pince somo time since.
?Mrs lloyd, of Clio, who has been visit
ing her daughter hero for some Hmo bas
Mr W. H. lloyd, visited Jahnstom ono
d iv last WOOk/
Mr Robort SmltbVatld family visited
Ids son Mr I). ('.Smith, some tlmcslucc.
Mr W. K. tioddmd, will keep Ice on
U n r i
tho Lauron market. Goods enot
oi this immense .stock ut once. I
tho people jubilant mid happy,
otherwise, accustom od nil our li>
A ll EA IJ /.; YE-OPEXEll IX
1) lt E S S G O 0 1) S.
500 yunis 88 inch all wool Alba
tross 50 ets, in medium und 0V0
<>uo yards Hungclinc 42 i neb 50
1500 yards Princess Serge and
Carrie (Molli l? edi cheaper grades
ut ? und 00 cts.
Buy g HM!, honest, stylish, liii
hand (br the COnveillCO ol' the oouiniuni
W. .I. Caines, tho polite nndofllciont
traveling agent of the Augusta Chroni
cle, poid oin- town a v;sit one day last
week. Mr Caines, we think is thu right
.nan in the right place.
Mr Josoplt Plorco, who la Attending
School at ( linton, is spending n tow days
at home. .loe looks well and says that he
i ? WOll pleased with ( linton,
MrJ.T. Harris, luis aliout completed
his new store, and will movoiu ti few
Mr D.c. Smith, hnsbooii turning his
attention this* year to raising sleek, he
began with it as an experiment, but
says that he will lioroaftor give it nil ot'
his attoiitlon ns thora is inoro money in
it than anything Ito has followed, and
eau turn them into cash at any lime.
We ure needing rain, for the gardens,
Hold crops are not suffering yet.
Mr W. A. Fri pp i the telegraph oper
ator at this placo has berni nt GrOOIt
wood for soyornl days in tho lillico of tho
operator Iber?? who has gone to Augus
ta on business.
For some time the negro conks of
some of the families ol tliis this town
have been uncling together every night
and Inning cundy pullings und a big
time in general. Kvorvthing went
smoothly on until a few days ago whon
fol. Wharton commenced ?to miss his
line syrup that he had bought for his
family. He kept quiet about tho matter
ami tinnily he discovered that his own
cook was the thief and that sltfl hud been
stealing it for some tinto, and currying
it to some of tho ot her negro houses und '<
they would all meet there that night und
hnve the pulling. When taken ,to
task about it, sho ol course denied it,
but when she was brought up with the
otlo-rs, she owned up lo the stealing.
Col. Wharton has not decided whether
to drop the matter or punish the ollond
ers, but thinks bc will lol them board
With Mr. Hallow for a while at least.
"Joe Prince" on Colleges,
I Experimental Stations believed to he Hum
bugs. Ditto for agricultural colic csa.
"Joe" submits a Proposition and niakc3
About half my time ? imagino that 1
um a wonderful genius. The other half
I um in doubl und am awfully afraid
that 1 nm little more nor less than a halt
fool. Just at this time I um on the fool
ish order. Whon 1 get in this lix I can't
think and feel like other people. I can't
understand the simplest proposition,
though it appears so phill I to everybody
I havo just been reading un article in
(he f.nurunsville WemM signed 'dlig
.lack.-' ''Dig Junk" can't soo tho vale
of the Experimental stations, so much
talked of and read of, as nboitt to be es
tablished in South Carolina. Well, of
course every body w'U that "Illg Jack"
isa very dull student, that be is too dull
to see anything. Mvorybody will think
th.is, except me. Just at this lime I fill
ly ag roo With "Hig Jack" concerning
the stations. Thus far 1 think his head
In running level. I have never yet
known a farmer to learn anything about
farming that was worth ans'thing, ox?
Oopl what ho learned right ut home on
his own furm.
Rxporlinontal stations aro not new.
They havo been tried ono way und an?
other in different place?, fir u long time,
and yet they have never given any light
Or help (o the farming interest.
Hut then I wish I could go on with
"Hig Jack" and agree with him all
through his letter, but I ean'l. "Hig
Jack" is right in for nu Agricultural
College, and I have jud nsjittle faith in
that ns 1 haVO lu the stat i ons. Von had
just as well send n man to Col lotto tn
learn to be a blacksmith er a shoe-mak
er as to send him there to learn to be u
farmer. Almost ovory singla farm hus
peculiarities of Its own, nnd if run suc
cessfully, it must be learned right there.
And then again, I haVO never known n
young man to graduate In any Agricub
tural College, and come back home und
go to fai ming ; <>f coarse there are such
Instances, but they must no run*.
And then again, 1 know there ure no
such graduates in lids community, and
yet I liol io VO I will throwout a banter.
Send ont> of tho brightest of such grad
tittles up here, und lot him tnko chingi
of ono of tho best farms i n t his neighbor
hood and run lt one year with the menus
ut hand, und then let the owner run it
tho next year in his ow n wey, und if thc
owner don't bout tho gritdunto out
light, I will poy the cost of tho experi
ment. That's a fair proposition, the
proof of tho pudding ctr.
1 believe lt is said that about t per coot
of such graduates do go homo mid go tn
funning. 1 don't know whero they ure
but I suppose they uro ?omewhere.
Hunt them out mid I'll venturo Hint
three out of t he four havo tinado it dead
failure. This is another fair proposition,
Who will takn it upT
But my gi cutest objection to tho Ag
ricultural College IM to como j-ot. In
fact, I hnve no reid objection to Hitch u
College per ac, but I do object to mich n
College, or Ony college, being establish
ed nnd sustained by ire nomi taxation,
when lt ls utterly Imposnlhlo for ninety
nine out of ovory humlrod of tho tux
payers to bo bonoftttod by lt. I object
toit because lt ls unjust, it ls not honest
it ls robbory. I hayo boen paying taxe?
Dazzling with Meteoric brigl
CASH COM I* AN
(gb to nil fifty of the ordinary countr
icforo tho Howers that bloom lu the
Now for a few pri?es on lino goods,
res to dealing in lhem, we cannot re
Our stock of white goods will be
found to excel in size, assortment
ami variety. Prices range from .">
cents to ?l) eents.
Table linen enough to ?stock a
small store, from 25 ets to $1 00 a
yard in colors and white. White
spreads, doylies and napkins leas
than the usual price.
jh-grndo goo !s and eal! on us bei
A. O-A-SH COM
to sustain CollogOS for many years, ami
yet I liavo never sodi a (imo when I was
aldo to send n sou to ono of thom, even
with (roe tuition. My neighbors arc i,,
tho same condition. Not ono of them is
ablo to semi a son to any of those colle
ges and yet thovaro forced Io help them
up, for tho bon.oflt of others inllnitolv
lauter oil", ls this right? Is il not rob?
I confess I can't understand the mon
tai or moral stamina of ?a man who will
advocate a principio so evidently unjust
ami oppressive to tho poor. lint per
haps lt is on account of Hiv own montai
ol it usen es, al (he preso nt time. Lol ?(KO.
Mrs Sallie Owiilgs Patterson, died on
the ISthiust, of Puerperal fiiuptiernia.
She was buried on th?? lOtb, at Dials
Hr Drummond amt family of Wood
ruff aro visiting tho family of J. l*.Uraj>.
'I hey have aelilld very sick with Colera
I nf'dita nt*
Our Power PacKci.
? 'orrcspondonce corpa Increases.- San
Deaths and much Sickness. Farm Re
ports and othor Items.
As you have kindly askod mo to net as
corrospondont for tho AOVKIITI.HHH from
this section, I will attempt to give you
Sttch items as I may collie in possession
ol from limo to tinto.
Tbollrst nows I have to communicate
is very sad indeed. Death has invaded i
tho ranks ol our noigllbors and kinfolks, i
Last week Miss iola Owings daughter
of Mr. Hing Owlngs, died of consump
tion, shu was buried nt Harmony
church. Hov. lt. II. Ill ?lock preached
tho funeral Mormon. Mrs. Sallie Patter- ?
son of fountain Inn, formerly of
I Youngs store neighborhood, dioil mi
j Wednesday 18th, inst. The deceased
j was a daughter of Mr. A. C. OwillgM,
I She was buried lit Dhtls Church; funer
al preached liv Kev. Counts (rom the
I lexi: "Por wc know that if our earthly
house of this tabernacle \vero|disvolvod,
we have a building of t Iud, an bouse not
m '.do with hands, eternal in tho heav
en-." ll?' pi( a dmd an aldo sermon ami
, could salt ly console tito boroiivod
fl'ifj'llds of tim deceased, from tho tact
that sim gave ovldonco in her flying mo
llien t H ot having ti "Im liding of ( I od."
There i-f sickness in almost everv fam
ily, mostly roseola ami dysentery.J
As to tho farm w<t rk, thoro is no time
lo discuss I hat now, all hands aro busy
plowing and hoeing.
Gardons are generally hack ward;
groat complaint of cut worms and bugs'
Wo are looking forward to tho wheat
harvesting with interest, as tho pros
pect Is rathol favorable.
The school at this place has boen very
well attended up to this limo, taught by
Kev, J. T, (?wyn.
Youngs Cross Roads Chronicling.
Lightening Fires a Oin House. Farmers
at Work.- Prohibition and the Brass
I/>ok hore; one of our friends was ta
ken very sick a "hort time ago, and the
attending physician prescribed good rye
whiskey ns tho only romedy. To got the
whiskey some one had to go all tho way
to Newberry. Now if tho Murray-itos
carry the county noxt August will wo
then have to go to New berry or Halifax,
or some other seaport town ;overy time
wo aro ohltgod to have a Uti lo whiskey
for med eal purposes. In eases of lill
niorgoiicy likt; this wo say once for all,
weare not in favor of driving tho rock
and rye from the county.
Married on Wednesday tho ltth inst.,
by Kev. D. P. lloyd, Mr lt. C. Dillard
and M Ins Alina Jacks, all of Jaca , town
Wo learn Hint Mr John A. Dice lost his
Kin house bv lire from a st roko of light -
i eniug a few days ago.
Many of tho farmers have thinned
their cotton crop to a stand and arc plow
ln;r?tho plants the second time. Spring
oats aro needing rain at this writing ami
1 will bo rather short should tho crop go
without a shower much longer.
Hu rah for the Clinton Kruss Kami,
wo have hoard many hands play lui!
don't think we ever heard ono learn to
play as fast as t leso boys have, verily in
' tht language of Conunodoro Perry,they
have met tho eneinv and they aro ours,
Our thanks aro duo to a kind Indy
friend for a supply of dollciOUS eakc.
TA Id. A tl A SS KP,.
From thc Carden of "Eden."
A hint to the Teaoher? and a Plea for tho
Educational Department. Our corres
pondont ROOS tho Round? and Reporta
Sometime since wo had a very
tlioiigbtful, and interesting address
delivered before the S. S. by Mr. Ii,
M. Hoper, tm "Contentment," ?nd
inst Sunday we .enjoyed a brief,
; bift very impressive talk from Mr
Luster Babb, upon the "Effect ol
The election of officers in thc fd!
' entry Society at this place Will bf
n e q u a 1 e ci,
lt ness und surpassing the brightest v
Y"'S Mum moth stock. A colossi
y stores you read alunit, Koug-litf
spring grow much larger, WO will;
Though some croakers claim that
sist the temptation of buy mg, espoo I
An entire manufacturers lino in
Hamburg, Nainsook and Swiss, nil
widths. If you are a judge, tho
prices will surprise you.
: : GOBS E Ts.::
An elegant corset ?it OOcj Warn
er's Corset, Coraline, K?e; Dr.
Strongs celebrated Trieora eorset,
??1 Ut); A good eorset for 20c.
??rc tloing 80 and we will save yoi
JP^ISTTT, - - -
Judd next Saturday n'g'it,
Mr John Franks, und family have
been on ii visit to friends and rela
tiven around Kabuli.
Wo also enjoj ed last week a visit
from Mr J. l*\ 1 londorson. Ile said
it was tho il est time in many years
that he hail loft his wile for sci
long a time, and be didn't "stay oil"'
tills time, but n small fraction of a
week, ob; tho magnetism of a la
Wo have noted with regret tho
absence of our "Kducatlonnl De
partment" in the two last papers.
WO were enjoying the contribu
tions verv much indeed ami hope
they will be continued. We think,
however, that tho other teachers
are very selfish in leaving nil of tho
work for Prof. I?vans todo, just be
cause he bas been so kind as to
take charge of that department.
While in conversation with Prof.
Parrot! some time since be inform
ed mo that they expected to have
ii regular teacher's department in
tlie "Clinton F.ntorprise." I was
exceedingly glad to se 1 sin li an en
terprising spirit as that sim , n, but
I nm not willing that Laurens
should let ono of her younger sis
tor-towns surpass her in tho inte
rest shown in educational matters.
We hope in UK? next paper to see
contributions from various sources
Mr J. J. Coleman, and the writer
enjoyed a pleasant visit to the
Creon Pond neighhoohood some
days ago. Prof. McKlroy's 8 du) 1
at that place, now bas vacation.
Some fields with beautiful grow
ing crops were seen on the road.
The people generally seem io be
moro energetic this year, and if we
are blessed with good seasons there
w ill be unusually good crops made.
Al a public melding at Kahlin il
few days Ugo, several gave ns their
excuse for bring late, that they
; were hiving bees. Kainui will bu
\i\ good place to visit this summer.
MrT. F. Babb's family huve been
I quite sick with measles. Are bet
ler at present. There has boen a
, good deal ofslcknoss in this neigh
We acknowledge with pleasure
lan invitation to be present at the
j Lisbon picnic, which was bad Sat
Miss Hattie Pope, who lins been
teaching the school at that place
lins closed her school for the pres
Mr C. IL Hoper, of this place, at
tended tho Chesnut Ridge Ma\
Party, and picnic.
The ladies ure busy getting rea
dy for the Union melding, winch
com men 'es next Friday.
Among the many visitors nt Shi
loh on Sunday at the Quarterly
melding, was seen tho charming
Miss Minnie Hold, of Simpson Mill.
Wo accepted a kind invitation
be present at Mrs Thompson's May
Party,and tho Chesnut Ridge pic
nic. As a full account will bo giv
en of tho May Party, we will not
presume to comment, only to say
we thought it quite a success, and
enjoyed being present very much
We cannot refrain, however,
I from making a brief mention of tho
speech, which was delivered at the
close of tho exercises. One of the
pupils of tho school in a manly way
I carno foward and introduced .1. c.
Carlington t?*q, as the eloquent ora
tor of the occasion. And right widl
did the spoakor con linn the truth
fulness and appropriateness of tile
?epithet. The subject was "True
Greatness."1 W ith Truth ns the
foundation, or cornor stones, be
showed in an illustrative manner
ii fra mo work, that might success
fully be used, upon which to build
a true character, or a noble man, or
woman. While the speech was es
pecially for tho children, it was one
that might be, and wan greatly en
joyed by children of a larger
In saying this we think we may
safely say we are expressing the
sentiments of the entire audience.
On Sunday wo again luid a tine
treat in the form of a sermon by
the Kev. J. I). Pitts. These wen
sumo of tb(! most n< hie and soul
stirring thoughts presented, that it
has ever been our pleasure to en
joy. Tlie nobleness of Moral cour
age Wils most vividly portrayed.
Ile said what was needed more
t than anything else, was to have
[the heart thoroughly imbued with
a true love for "Christ."
The picnic nt Chestnut Ridge was
(piite a success. The kiudtlOSS ol
some of the good mothers, combin
ed with the entertaining and (dmr
ming ways of the young ladled
served to make it u most pleasant
Thanking you for your klndnoS'
to mo asa correspondent, and wish
lng yen and your papor all suecos;
in tho future, I now most respect
fully sever my connection, ns **do
giver" from halon.
CA ITA IN \<\ w. DAWSON, edito
of The News mid Courier, nrrivo<
in New York on Tuesday fron
France, in tho steamer Lagnsgrc
Me has been visiting his family
who are at presout sojourning in
U n e x o e
Iroams of Oriental splendor
il collection! The larges!, fullest an
or spot cash from minuf.tcturor.i un
put prices on ihc Kaine, thal will awn
Uno goods cannot he sold in this m
ally when wo know they are dirt eli
1000 yds colored lawns 0 leper
1200 Kol h? calleo t.. lc per yard.
I case good standard pl hits, le a
2cases best prlnts?c per yard.
Pins li ? e a paper.
Needles ic a paper; Handker
chiefs 2lc each worth ldc.
dents Linen Collar? Gc worth 20c.
We cannot describe this stock
- ~ - - JuJ^XJ
France. Ile was met by a United
Press reporterot tho New York ho
tel. He pinned to his vest ibo
ribbon of t bo onler of St. Gregory
the Groat, given t<< bim hy Pope
I ?co XIII, for his long light against
duelling. The captain w us vi ry
mue li annoyed by au cditoral par
agraph which appeared in Monday's
Sun. 1 te denounced tho paragraph
as untruthful and uncalled for. 'Il
is a wanton at tack upon my good
name,and 1 propose to bring suit
for tl00,000 against the Sun for li
I diing mo." Ho entered suit
against thc Sun for libel, placing
bis damage s $100,000. The libel
consisted in the following;
"Who, thal didn'l know tho fuel,
would suppose that not more than
a do7.cn years ago Mr. V. W. Daw
son, editor of tho Charleston News
and Courier, was ibo seedy suppli
cant and pensioner of thc Soul h
OUR WASHINCTOX IJTiKH,
( ny Our llo^ultir Correspond? nt. i
Washington, May Pith, I?87
There-union of thc Army of Hit?.
Cumberland, thc American Surgi
cal Association, and tho annal con
vention of Hotel Proprietors are
the most important gatherings of
the week in this popular rendez
vous of all kinds ol National inter
lt was tho eight annal conven
tion of'"Mine hosts" of thc Ameri
can traveling public, and tho pri
mary object of their meeting is to
give tho proprietors, managers, and
clerks df hotels a chance to talk
over matters of mutual interest.
They all want to know (you know,
the liest manner ul getting rid ol'
dead beats, and about all kinds of
lire escapes and snell tilings. In
addition to this inter-change of ex
perience, Information and ideas, a
unit nal benefit insurance associa
tion is carried on, and during the
seven years of its existence the as
sociation bas paid out to its benefi
ciaries thc suni of $77,071.
lt i s seldom that so many epi
cures meei around one table as
banqueted together in thc large (Hil
ling saloon of Willard's Hotel on
Wednesday night. Tho banquet
was given to Hie visiting llonifa
ccs by the local hotel proprietors,
and such a feast il was as lilied the
guests with enthusiasm,and promp
ted them to give thc palin to Wash
ington for entertainment. Nearly
two hundred proprietors and man
agers, repres ntlng thc leading ci
ties and tho leading hotels in the
Ullitod States, and a few specially
invited guests composed the com
pany. The tables and thc room
were profusely decorated with cut
Howers and potted plants, and here
and there stood Immense spool mens
of tho confectioner's art in fanciful
and appropriate designs. Thc inc
l?n was very cholee, and tho com
pany was a Jovial'one, hardly need
in"; ibo inspiration of the hand,
which discoursed popular music
from an adjoining room.
lt was nearly eleven o'clock be
fore feasting gave way to oratory.
Tho President of tho United states,
was the first toast, proposed by
Toastmaster Garrison, tho ex-pres
ident of tko association, To ibis
Gen. Mack, thc Commissioner of
Pen-ions, responded in an eloquent
strain twenty minutes long. He
never once mentioned tho name of
any particular Presiden!, but In
parted a graphic picture, easily
recognizable, of Lincoln a-he re
membered him away back in Is?n,
when, as a law yer, ho used occa
sionally to visit the little frontier
villiagc in Rastern Illinois, which
was Cen. Black's home. lie pain
ted Lincoln in 'his rustic simplici
ty and his homespun null as an in
stance that Presidents do not al
ways spring from tho aristocracy,
and then, enlarging upon the power
and the greatness of tho President
ial office and pronouncing the Pres
ident of tho United Slates tho fore
most man in the world, be roused
tho company to enthusiastic ap
Yesterday UK? visitors were tak
en OH a drive to Soldier's Home, al
noon they bad an Interview witt
tho President at tho While House
I in tho afternoon they had a sail ti
i Mount Vernon, In the evening thoj
were taken to the theatres, mid to
day they are having a round of Ult
i public buildings.
II Thcchlof event of flu- re-union
. here of the Army of the Cumber
. and was the unveiling of tho stat
i tl. of Garfield, which took place to
; day amid imposing ceremonies
There wus nu Imnionso concours!
i Of people (lt tho unveiling, and tin
- ['resident und Mrs Cleveland occe
t plod seats on the G rn lid stand, whit
- Slr. Kel for, who once figured her
t as Speaker of the House you rc
member, and who for some Inscrit
table reason was chosen orator <
[ the day, was there to perform bi
. part. (?en. Sheridan, the presider
? of the society of the Army of lb
? Cumberland, rode in a carriage i
thc parade w i li Gens, Sherniai
l' linell and Uosecran/., thc tinco sui
1 1? d. .
il host assortment ever' placed ort
il Importers hard ni?. To roaii/.e
tko your enthusiasm and mako
ark ot, our experience has been
and have not room enough to do so,
ii" you hey shoes before you seo
ou r's you will regret ll.
Ladies button shoos 7'?, I ot?, 1 25
1 00, 2 00, 2 50 am! :i 25.
riianking the , ?lie for the gen
erous patronage bestowed upon us
in thc pa -t, wo ure fully determin
ed to distribute twice tb?? amount
of goods this season. That is if ex
tremely low prices are any good.
Do not buy ohl>tylo trashy goods
thal can be had lor a mere song.
vlvlng of the five commanders who
I succeeded one another at tho head
j of tbe Army of thc Cumberland.
Among the busy preparations for
be Drill is thc panorama which
will bo exhibited ouch night, and
j which will represen! the naval bat
1 tie in Hampton n ..<ls between the
Merrimac and Monitor. I'nllkea
panorama, the war vessels in this
ease ure n al, are soon movingubout
and real guns ure tired, depicting
thc bock and fire battle vividly.
Tin illusion is mich thal the spec
tator scorns to bc standing on the
shores of I lampton Knuds, lu tho
distance han be seen Fortress Mon
roe and a number ol vessels of tho
[odornl licet anchored near by. The
drama opens by thc appearance of
tho Cumberland, which sails in un
der full nail and tacking around
drops anchor. The Merrimac ?ben
appears and thu work of destruc
? lion begins, moling with the batt lo
between thc Merrimac and Monit*
I or, und thc fluni burning of thu
I The llames loop lo Ibo rigging,
appen rent ly, thin mimicing tho
awful splendor of ibo thrilling
scene in li:.nilton Hoads,
Does Prohibition Hurt the Hus
?ness ot u Cit)? Let S?ox
Sjox City, under tho vigorous ef
forts of its law respecting citi/.ens,
aided by the firmness ami unswerv
ing loyalty of tl Just judge, is fast
closing up Its saloons, and it ts an
nounced that only one is left, and
proceedings are already commenc
ed Uga!list that. This shows that
oven the stronghold of tho liquor
interest, whore Mic saloon lins been
j the most defiant and lawless, cnn be
j made to succumb to the law when
I the people once start in earnest to
I enforce it. If Prohibition can be
; enforced in Sioux City, ill tho place
j where thc murtgred Haddock fell)
j then tborc i-nut a city or VilltagC
in Iowa where il can not bo enforc
< 'on pied wi? li this arrangement
of the saloon s retreat in Sioux Ci
ty is the further one that the busi
ness boam bas .Mime in larger pro
portions and with greater promise
of prosperity than over before. It
is stated tbrt last Saturday the real
! estate transfers in this city amoun
j ted to $2-10,000, with every kind of
i business in o thriving and healthy
J condition. This fact gives tho lie
to the old and off-repeated slander
? that Prohibiten would kill the life
of any town. This bogus spook has
? been frightening many business
I men of Slour City for ibo last two,
years, and it w as not until they
threw off 1 heir fear and began in
earnest to redeem their fown from
j the disgrace of its lawlessness that
1 tlioy discovered bow empty and
I unreal was the shadow they had
been dodging. Sioux City will
lind that without the saloon it eau
j have a business boom of solid mer
it and foundation such ns never
! would have been possible with
them. Prohibition burts one kind
. of business, the saloon business, but
I every legitimate aml'commriidablo
! business it helps and prospers,
j Sioux City is to bo congratulated
j that it is closing thc saloons which
; have been draining the pockets and
ruining the morals of its citi/.ens,
and Is finding as a welcome substi
tute a healthy and encouraging
Iowa Staff Tic ff Mer,
Tho Augusta Cash Co's new "Ail"
is crowded out this week but tho
following special bargains must go
w ithout hday. Remember wo will
not bo undersold.
25 yds Shirting for only OOo
2? yds Figured Lawn for OOo
s yds cottoundes for soc
25 yds ;oo(l calico 00c
son pair ladies striped lines' 4c
?10 doz. gents tiulaundried shirts
:;.") do/, gents unluundriod shirts
300 pair ladies lace and button
Mens' soliiljnrognns 6, 7 and 8, OOo.
L'U yds white Victoria Lawn for
20 yds cheek Nainsook for $1.00
nnccoMnil Descent of tito Amnton itlTor.
Dr. fl. II. bushby, the eminent liotnn
. ist, for nearly two yema past lin? licon
exploring tho resources of Peru, Bolivia
and Chill, with respect to tho supply and
cultivation of cocoa levers. His travels
have boen made on behalf of prominont
manufacturera of the new nlkaloid known
aa cocaine After finishing lita cocoa re
searches, thc doctor was authorised to ro
tura by wny of tho Amazon river, with a
5 view to obtaining scioigillflo information
concerning tho flora and other features of
g the region. ' Dr. Husbby's mission has
o just boon i rough! to n dioso by a auooess
ful descent of tho groat river. From tho
. mountains ol Bolivia ho floated in A canon
J. a distance of some ?,000 milos, roaching
" Fara, i ii Drnfril, n few dnys ngo. This
s must l ave lc TI a remarkable journey,
'* full of j r: ?b mi I adventures. AN e await
0 I with much i : riere ni the particulars of Dr.
tl Rtiahby'H wtpi rienco and do scientific re
1,1 suits of lib ira*ol* : eieatihe American,